I know we’re already well on our way in 2014… But how are those new years resolutions holding up?
If your resolutions included something like “eating more healthy” or “improving body composition” (aka “losing body fat”) you might be eating more greens and less snacks. Am I right? Key to keeping your resolutions and committing to your goal is that your new habits should fit your (busy) lifestyle. Quick and easy recipes that take 15 minutes or less are what you need to keep on track!
15 Minutes Paleo
This recipe is a little sneak peek from my Dutch paleo e(cook)book: 15 minutes paleo. I just can’t begin to tell you how excited I am about this! It’s my first book and I’m already working on a couple more. It really seems that I’ve found a passion on life: collecting, creating, photographing and sharing beautiful healthy food! And when it’s on your plate in just 15 minutes, it’s even better because these recipes are totally doable in our hectic lives. I didn’t want to write a cookbook that would look good on your book shelve, I wanted to create something that would actually add value to your day-today life. Good news for my international audience: we are thinking about an English version and/or a paperback version as well
Paleo Winter Salad with Chicken
Anyone who thinks that eating greens is boring, is absolutely wrong! Take a look at this winter salad with chicken, beets and apples and you see what I mean. I love the warm sweet apples and chicken in this. It’s a perfect combination of sweet and savory. Be sure to make extra to take to work the next day! Your colleagues will be jealous (at least mine were hihi)
- 400 gr (1 pound) chicken breast, cut lengthwise into thick slices
- 1 tbsp mustard
- 6 tbsp olive oil
- 4 small firm apples (e.g Breaburn), cut into wedges
- 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
- 200 gr (1/2 pound) mixed lettuce
- 2 beetroot, cooked, peeled and diced
- In a deep plate, mix mustard, 2 tbsp olive oil and salt and pepper.
- Coat chicken slices with mustard mixture.
- Heat a grill pan and brown chicken slices in 2-3 minutes per side.
- In a separate skillet, heat 2 tbsp olive oil over medium heat and sauté the apple slices until golden brown and soft.
- Mis the remaining 2 tbsp olive oil with the vinegar and add salt and pepper to taste to make a simple vinaigrette.
- In a large bowl, mix lettuce with vinaigrette and divide onto four large plates.
- Add apple, beet and chicken and serve warm.